Classic turkey broth

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h 50 min

Makes

12 cups

Classic turkey broth

Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Ingredients

  • 1 carcass from a roasted turkey , meat removed and reserved
  • 16 cups cold water
  • 1 onion , coarsely chopped
  • 2 carrots , coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks , coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , lightly crushed
  • 2 leeks , (dark green parts only), chopped
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp whole peppercorns

Instructions

  • PLACE carcass in a large (about 6-qt) pot and cover with water. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, leeks, thyme, bay leaves and peppercorns. Set pot over medium and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Pass broth through a fine-mesh strainer, discarding carcass and vegetables.

 

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Kitchen Tip: Use dark green parts of leeks for broth and reserve the white and pale green parts soup.

Kitchen Tip: Make this broth ahead, then cool to room temperature before refrigerating or freezing for later use.

Kitchen Tip: You can use this broth in recipes that call for low-sodium chicken broth.

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